i thought it was to ascertain that the bottle hadn't gone vinegar... which can happen even if the seal seams fine.
Proper waiters and fellow diners the world over sneer at the fool putting the wine in his (they usually ask the gentleman to test, for some reason) mouth rather than under his nose.
That's etiquette, innit.
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I always thought it was just to appear fancy.jonnohitler wrote: What was the point?
I typically drink that first little pour, make a bitter beer face, and then send the first bottle back when I'm on a date.
Want them to think I know a thing or 2 about wine and fine dining.
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You can always grab the bottle and take a chug from the neck, gargle and spit.* Love the look on their faces too.
Also the purpose of letting men trial the wine first was to make sure that cork refuse went in his glass.
*no, not ever.
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They show the bottle and pour a little for 3 reasons"
1. The waiter didn't screw up and bring the wrong wine(pun)
2. The wine has not spoiled
3. Snob tradition. Imagine the romantic points you'd score if a waiter dumped a happy box on the table
Interesting trivia: a screw cap is actually better wrt the taste of the wine.
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I'm often drunk, so I can't be sure.
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